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Review for Keshet Inc, Jamaica Plain, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Keshet fills so many important needs in our world - building community among gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Jews and their allies in Boston, advocating for full inclusion of GLBT Jews in existing Jewish communities (and providing training to help that happen), incubating other organizations to do similar work, and more.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

providing Jewish summer camp counselors with the training to address homophobia at camp.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to integrate the advocacy, community building, and educational work so that everyone sees how mutually supportive and important each aspect of what we do is to the bigger picture.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

making friends with like-minded people while doing important work to improve my own community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, creative, and capable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide free training for leaders and educators nation wide, print up inclusive curricular material for use in religious schools and camps, embark on a visibility campaign to remind the Jewish world that GLBT Jews are an important and vital part of us!

Ways to make it better...

even more volunteers were involved, allowing us to spread leadership opportunities among even more people.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

securing funding in harsh economic times, and bringing a more diverse group of partners to the table (especially Orthodox and Conservative congregations).

One thing I'd also say is that...

my involvement with Keshet has not only been important for what I've been able to do in the community, but also for the ways in which I've grown from the experience.

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Role:  Board Member & I marched with Keshet at the Boston GLBT Pride Parade and staffed the Keshet booth at the Pride festival.